Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Counterpoint With Tanya Granic Allen

Counterpoint | Remembering The Bleiburg Massacres

Tanya welcomes film maker and author, Michael Palaich to discuss a lesser known brutality that took place in Austria a few short days after the defeat of Hitler.

Counterpoint | Remembering The Holocaust

Counterpoint | Remembering The Holocaust

Holocaust Historian Dr. Lionel Steiman joins Tanya as they look back at the political climate and culture before, during and after the Holocaust as Counterpoint commemorates 76 years since the end of World War 2.

Counterpoint | The Katyn Massacre

Counterpoint | The Katyn Massacre

Tanya welcomes Ludwik Klimkowski, chair of tribute to liberty for an in-depth discussion on the Katyn Massacre, a genocide during World War 2 that went relatively unknown.

Counterpoint | Remembering The War and Our Heroes

Counterpoint | Remembering The War and Our Heroes

Marking The 76th anniversary of the end of World War II, Tanya is joined by retired Air Force Veteran, The Hon. Laurie Hawn and Ethan Hartman from No Stone Left Alone with stories of Canadian war heroes.

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Counterpoint | Panel Discussion on Current Canadian Issues

Tanya is joined by Hannah Salamon-Vegh and CPC nomination candidate Vonny Sweetland to discuss some of The biggest news stories this week.

Counterpoint | The Big Takeaways From The New Federal Budget

Counterpoint | The Big Takeaways From The New Federal Budget

Tanya welcomes Aaron Wudrick, The Federal Director of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation and Senior Analyst at Summa Strategies, Elliot Hughes to weigh in on the new federal budget.

Counterpoint | Canada’s Sizzling Real Estate Market

Counterpoint | Canada’s Sizzling Real Estate Market

Ron Rapp, CEO, Homebuilders Assn Vancouver and Jason Mercer, Chief Market Analyst, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board join Tanya to discuss the soaring prices In real estate.

Counterpoint | The Carbon Tax Impact

Counterpoint | The Carbon Tax Impact

Tanya welcomes Peter McCaffrey from the Alberta Institute, And Dr. Dwight Newman, Munk Senior Fellow at Macdonald-Laurier Institute, to discuss the carbon tax ruling and whether It is setting the wrong precedent.

Counterpoint | Is A Vaccine Rollout Still The Way Out?

Counterpoint | Is A Vaccine Rollout Still The Way Out?

Tanya welcomes two doctors to discuss how Canada is faring in the vaccine rollout.

Counterpoint | A New 30 Minute COVID Test

Counterpoint | A New 30 Minute COVID Test

A new FDA approved PCR test could be the key to Reopening the economy. Tanya welcomes David Robinson of Techknowledgey Group, to discuss the difficulties In getting it to the Canadian market.

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Counterpoint | Saving Canada’s Airports

Tanya welcomes an expert panel to discuss the unfortunate consequences of Canada’s airport ownership structure.

Counterpoint | Covid and Kids

Counterpoint | Covid and Kids

Tanya welcomes Postmedia’s Anthony Furey and Dr. Scott Masson to discuss the hard truth about COVID-19 and kids.

Counterpoint | The Problem With Sudden Minimum Wage Hikes

Counterpoint | The Problem With Sudden Minimum Wage Hikes

Philip Cross, Senior Fellow at The Fraser Institute joins Tanya to discuss whether minimum wage hikes are helpful or harmful to Canada’s economy.

Counterpoint | Wexit and The Future of Alberta Energy

Counterpoint | Wexit and The Future of Alberta Energy

Tanya is Joined by Conservative Commentator Danielle Smith, to discuss the reality of the Wexit Movement and the real cost of environmental ideology.

Counterpoint | The New Ontario Budget

Counterpoint | The New Ontario Budget

When will Ontario be open for business? Tanya welcomes back Elliot Hughes and David Clement to unpack Ontario’s budget outline.

Counterpoint | COVID-19 and Our Children’s Mental Health

Counterpoint | COVID-19 and Our Children’s Mental Health

The family of Lexi Daken share details of what led to her tragic suicide as cases of mental illness in children continue to spike during COVID.

Counterpoint | Does Canada Have a Fake News Problem?

Counterpoint | Does Canada Have a Fake News Problem?

Tanya welcomes Peter Shawn Taylor, Senior Features Editor at C2C Journal, to break down the difference between biased news and fake news.

Counterpoint | Keystone XL Cancellation

Counterpoint | Keystone XL Cancellation

Keystone XL was never an environmental concern, so why is it now? Tanya speaks with former Attorney General of Alberta, Jonathan Denis, and Author David Yager on the cancellation fallout of the pipeline.

Counterpoint | Covid Measures and The Impact on Small Businesses

Counterpoint | Covid Measures and The Impact on Small Businesses

Tanya hears from two small business owners still fighting to stay open, while CFIB President and CEO, Dan Kelly offers predictions for the next wave after 60,000 Canadian businesses were forced to close in 2020.

Counterpoint | Churches, Pastors, Lockdowns and The Law

Counterpoint | Churches, Pastors, Lockdowns and The Law

John Carpay, a lawyer representing Pastor James Coates, updates Tanya on his client’s case, and church leaders discuss whether churches can be held in contempt of court.

Counterpoint | Discussing Conservatism and the Upcoming Convention

Counterpoint | Discussing Conservatism and the Upcoming Convention

Tanya is joined by Tony Clement, Dean Allison, and Dr. Teresa Pierre as they discuss the upcoming Conservative Party of Canada’s policy convention.

Counterpoint | Current News Panel

Counterpoint | Current News Panel

Tanya welcomes back Commentator Brock Stephenson and Elliot Hughes of Summa Strategies to discuss hot topics in the news including: The non-existent flu season, COVID passports and how to reopen Canada.

Counterpoint | The Firearms Ban

Counterpoint | The Firearms Ban

Is a firearms ban the best way to keep Canadians safe? Tanya looks into the facts as she is joined by former Yukon MP Ryan Leef and CEO the CCFR, Rod Giltaca, to revisit the firearms debate.

Counterpoint | Shutting Down Line 5 (Sarnia) & Line 9 (QC)

Counterpoint | Shutting Down Line 5 (Sarnia) & Line 9 (QC)

Michigan, Line 5, and Canada’s looming crisis. Tanya is joined by Dan McTeague and Marilyn Gladu.

Counterpoint | Basic Income in Canada

Counterpoint | Basic Income in Canada

Is Universal Basic Income the right way forward for Canada? Guests: Roderick Benns, Dr. Rhys Kesselman.

Counterpoint | Gad Saad and his New Book: The Parasitic Mind

Counterpoint | Gad Saad and his New Book: The Parasitic Mind

Evolutionary psychologist, Dr. Gad Saad, discusses his new book, The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense.

Counterpoint With Tanya Granic Allen

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Current Issues Panel. David Clement, Vonny Sweetland, Hannah Salamon-Vegh

Counterpoint | Privacy, Trust, and Consent Online

Counterpoint | Privacy, Trust, and Consent Online

Counterpoint With Tanya Granic Allen

Counterpoint – Discrimination on University campuses

Freedoms under attack at Universities. Guests Jonathan Bradley, Carol Crosson, Dr. Scott Masson

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman Part 2

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman Part 2

Vice Admiral (ret.) Mark Norman discusses Canada’s Armed Forces and its role in geopolitics and international security.

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Vice Admiral (ret.) Mark Norman discusses Canada’s Armed Forces and its role in geopolitics and international security.

Counterpoint – Sexuality & Gender & Public Policy

Counterpoint – Sexuality & Gender & Public Policy

Sexologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Debra Soh, discusses her new book, The End of Gender, as she joins Tanya to explore sex, gender, and the politics surrounding these terms.

Counterpoint – Uyghur Genocide

Counterpoint – Uyghur Genocide

Tanya delves into the plight of the Uyghur persecution in China, and is joined by author and journalist, Joanna Chiu, and Mehmet Tohti of Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project.

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

The Current Issues panel weighs in on COVID travel restrictions, Canada’s vaccine rollout, and perceived double standards in lockdown measures. Elliot Hughes, Vonny Sweetland, and Brock Stephenson contribute.

Counterpoint – LTCs Still Problematic

Counterpoint – LTCs Still Problematic

How are LTCs, residents and staff, as well as loved ones, coping with the second wave of COVID? Dr. Tim Lau, Lisa Bildy of the Justice Centre, and frmr. MLA Laurie Throness share their perspective.

Counterpoint – The Ongoing Debate over Conversion Therapy

Counterpoint – The Ongoing Debate over Conversion Therapy

Transgender activist Jenn Smith discusses his concerns with foster children transitioning at high rates. Dr. Teresa Pierre and Dr. Ann Gillies provide and update on Bill C-6.

Counterpoint – Covid ‘Collateral Damage’: Dr. Karine Dion

Counterpoint – Covid ‘Collateral Damage’: Dr. Karine Dion

Are there enough mental health supports for front-line health workers during a pandemic? Tanya speaks with the family of Dr. Karine Dion, an ER physician who took her own life during COVID. Psychiatrist Dr. Tim Lau shares his expertise.

Counterpoint – Nikki Mathis COVID Travel Case

Counterpoint – Nikki Mathis COVID Travel Case

Nikki Mathis was detained while re-entering Canada and sent to a quarantine centre against her will. We find out what it was like.

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Counterpoint – One on One with Retired Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Vice Admiral (ret.) Mark Norman discusses Canada’s Armed Forces and its role in geopolitics and international security.

Counterpoint – Do The New Travel Restrictions Cross The Line?

Counterpoint – Do The New Travel Restrictions Cross The Line?

The Current Issues panel weighs in on the Governor-General resigning, MPP Roman Baber & MP Derek Sloan, and new quarantine protocols for returning travellers.

Counterpoint – Is the New Carbon Tax the Right Path Forward?

Counterpoint – Is the New Carbon Tax the Right Path Forward?

Is the new Carbon Tax and the Clean Fuel Standard the right path forward for Canada? Kris Sims, Dan McTeague, and Elliot Hughes contribute in a panel discussion.

Counterpoint – US Election & Democracy

Counterpoint – US Election & Democracy

What do the events surrounding the US election mean for democracy? Sen. Kevin Lundberg, Pedro Gonzales of American Greatness, and Peter Roff of Newsweek discuss.

Counterpoint – 2021 Fiscal Outlook

Counterpoint – 2021 Fiscal Outlook

Aaron Wudrick of Canadian Taxpayers Federation outlines the fiscal outlook for 2021. Hanna Salamon-Vegh comments.

Counterpoint – Covid Update with Emergency Management Alberta

Counterpoint – Covid Update with Emergency Management Alberta

Lt. Col (ret) David Redmond, an expert in emergency preparedness, joins Tanya to share his grave concerns with Canada’s handling of COVID.

Counterpoint – PornHub, Small Children and it’s Effects

Counterpoint – PornHub, Small Children and it’s Effects

Dr. Judith Reisman and MP Arnold Viersen join Tanya to discuss concerns with Montreal-based company PornHub.

Counterpoint – Covid Update

Counterpoint – Covid Update

Ontario is entering strict new restrictions. What does this mean and how will it effect the rest of Canada?

Counterpoint – Who’s Who of the CPC Break Down What it is to be a Member

Counterpoint – Who’s Who of the CPC Break Down What it is to be a Member

The Conservative Party of Canada has its annual convention coming up. We get the update on what it takes to become a member and what the convention will look like in the covid era.

Counterpoint – Politics, Patients and Privilege

Counterpoint – Politics, Patients and Privilege

Author Dr. Shawn Whatley discusses his latest book, When Politics Comes Before Patients, examining Canada’s socialized healthcare system and its care delivery.

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint – Current Issues Panel

The Current Issues panel weighs in on vacationing politicians, new provincial lockdown arrests, and why travelers still need to quarantine after testing negative.

Counterpoint – A Healthy Critique of Canadian Society

Counterpoint – A Healthy Critique of Canadian Society

Prof. Bruce Pardy explores critical theory, its roots, and how it has permeated Canadian Universities.

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.